Tuesday, February 3, 2009

9 Things Tuesday, because of #9

1. This was the sky on my way to work this morning. I thought it was cool and, now that I have a camera, I can share!

2. My roleplayers are doing a “booth” at an upcoming school event, at which passers-by see various $100,000 reward posters and, if they choose, may challenge these wanted gunslingers to a shootout (using a mechanic they’ve developed that allows people not familiar with roleplaying to participate). Participants choose from a variety of characters developed by the group, and play out the duel. If they win, they earn their reward--a $100,000 bar!

3. I’m going to try to go for a run today. If the weather cooperates, I’ll do it on the roads around school. If it doesn’t, I’ll go to the gym and run on the treadmill. I’m not a fan of running on treadmills, but I realized yesterday while I was out for a very brisk walk that it’s time to start building up my stamina so I’m fully ready when spring arrives. Running is far and away the weakest of my triathlon disciplines, and I’m determined to improve on last year’s performances.

4. I’ve been working steadily to finalize this year’s list of goals, but it’s still not done. I’m annoyed by this, but I’ve decided that it’s not going to deter me from seeing it completed. Has anyone else done anything related to goals this year?

5. I missed Heroes last night. I went to bed. I was tired. I love that it’s available online, so I can watch it later this week. I wish the other shows I like to watch were, also.

6. My car has a coolant leak. It’s not a bad one, but I can’t find it, so I don’t know what it’ll cost to fix. I’m hoping it’s just a hose. Wifeness just replaced the radiator in her van, and I’d really like to avoid that fate. It costs too damn much!

7. Turnaround Day (the day teachers at my school use to clean up from intercession and set up for the spring semester) has been confiscated for professional development work. I do not mind professional development work. A lot of what we do here along that line is really valuable, but to have it come on the one day that teachers have to clean up and reset puts makes for a really hectic end-of-week. Administration is working to carve out some time for us, which at least shows they’re aware of the screw-up and are willing to set it right as best they can, but it bugs me that they didn’t think about this beforehand. They should have known better.

8. I finally got my hair cut, and I feel normal again. I really hate it when my hair gets too long!

9. While writing #8, I found out that the mother of sisters I teach lost her fight to cancer today. I’m not able to reach out to the girls, so I am going to go find someplace quiet to send some loving energy out. I hope they’re ok.

1 comment:

Mrs. Chili said...

We've sort of let Heroes fall by the wayside. I can't say I miss it.

I'm sorry for the girls. Please add my love to your good energy.